The White House
President George W. Bush
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President Bush meets with Erik Weihenmeyer (far left), 32, of Golden, Colorado, and his friends to the Oval Office July 26, 2001. Mr. Weihenmeyer was the first blind person to reach the summit of Mount Everest May 25, 2001. After losing his sight to retinoscheses at the age of 13, he began rock climbing at the age of 16. White House photo by Paul Morse.

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